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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


OK a simple straw poll as the question of multiple catalogues for LR has come up a couple of times recently.

1: how many LR catalogue files do you run with ?

2: how many images are in those files ?


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personal answers

1: 1

2: 90,000 approx




Jul 28, 2017 at 07:12 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


1 catalogue, 44k pictures....


Jul 28, 2017 at 07:59 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


1 catalog, about 53,000 photos


Jul 28, 2017 at 09:10 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


1 master catalog, 220K images

In the past, I used a catalog for each assignment, did all the LR work for that assignment and then coalesced that assignment-catalog into the master. That was a decent method, and certainly the smaller catalogs handled well. Although I abandoned that method about two years ago, I see nothing wrong with it.




Jul 28, 2017 at 11:33 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


I use 4 catalogs.

1 Current works spanning the current and previous calendar years. 63,567 images and counting.

2 Master catalog with all my action sports, hard news and feature work spanning 2003 to 2015. 291,291 images.

3 Master catalog with all my portraiture, wedding and commercial work spanning 2003-2015. 127,469 images.

4 Master Video Clip files has all video captured from 2011 until now. 23,987 clips and counting.

The reason I use separate catalogs is I have different staff working on specific categories. Since Lr catalogs can't be shared effectively or easily over a network, using separate catalogs, the images can be accessed to be printed or exported by different workstations without interrupting work on other client requests.

Keeping the current work in one cat keeps it lean and mean for quicker access to the most recent works. At the end of a calendar year, the catalog data is exported to the respective master catalogs ... except video, since there are fewer files and I only use Lr to rename and keyword the clips. I never export or modify clips in Lr, all work except for renaming and keywords is done when editing in Final Cut Pro X.

Plus I am slowly adding images from prior to 2003 as time allows. Eventually I hope to get my entire negative, slides and print archives scanned ... going back to 1977.



Jul 29, 2017 at 02:32 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??



1 catalog, around 58,000 photos

Mike



Jul 30, 2017 at 03:01 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


Is this thread the Lightroom equivalent of "he who dies with the most toys wins"?



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


I have no LR catalogs. I suppose that means hundreds of thousands of my photos did not exist?

EBH



Jul 30, 2017 at 04:35 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


DanBrown wrote:
Is this thread the Lightroom equivalent of "he who dies with the most toys wins"?


Not at all ... read the OP's question ... he merely asked how many catalogs other Lightroom users employ and how many images are in those catalogs.

If you are feeling envious ... that's a whole other forum thread.



Jul 31, 2017 at 12:48 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


I use a master catalog on mt machines if I'm traveling an with to start a new cat for what ever reason I would and once ˙ with that project I would iort it in my master cat.


Jul 31, 2017 at 06:39 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


One Lr catalog.


Jul 31, 2017 at 09:08 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


1 catalog
approx 45,000 photos



Jul 31, 2017 at 10:22 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Lightroom Catalogues .... How Many ??


1 catalog.

150,000 images.



Aug 01, 2017 at 07:42 AM







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